Comment Letter: Draft Handbook for Water Budget Development May 7, 2020 Comment Letters Agency: California Department of Water Resources Subject: Comment Letter on the ‘Draft Handbook for Water Budget Development: With or Without Models’ Letter excerpt: The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) appreciates the opportunity to provide public comment on the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Draft Handbook for Water Budget Development: With or Without Models (Draft Handbook). ACWA represents over 450 public water agencies responsible for the delivery of over 90% of the water used for residential, commercial and agricultural purposes in California. We recognize the Draft Handbook will serve as a helpful, technical resource that can aid local water agencies in their water management efforts. We also appreciate that DWR extended the public comment period to allow additional time to provide input on the Draft Handbook. Download the Comment Letter ACWA also endorsed the technical comments by the Groundwater Resources Association.